Learners discover how apply to research methods to their study of Positive Psychology. In this course, we study with Dr. Angela Duckworth and Dr. Claire Robertson-Kraft. Through an exploration their work "True Grit" and interviews with researchers and practitioners, you develop a research hypothesis and learn how to understand the difference between internal and external validity. You also begin to understand and apply the strengths and weaknesses associated with different types of measurements and evaluation designs. You then interpret the results in an empirical study. Suggested prerequisites: Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science and Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions.
This course is part of the Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
Assess whether a hypothesis is good based on its characteristics
Make use of best practices for research data collection
Utilize inferential statistics for data analysis
Describe the basics of research methodologies and design
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Planning for Research
Using Research to Inform Your Work and the World Around You
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TOP REVIEWS FROM POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: CHARACTER, GRIT AND RESEARCH METHODS
Angela Duckworth is amazing, she is an expert and example of Grit, thank you so much for your honesty and authentic search of meaning and purpose.
Not a fan of research and stats etc but this course was brilliant because the content and examples used as well at the lecturers were phenomenal.
Though i have nightmares of research design from my undergraduate career, this puts a neat spin on it and reminds the sheer importance of it. Thanks for the reminder of what is important UPENN!
Angela Duckworth is an amazing lecturer, will be watching for her in future. It is a good idea to include practitioners experience as well in the videos so will hope to see more of that.
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